Archive for May, 2013

Did the Baroness Shirley Williams Almost Get the Lead in National Velvet?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: Shirley Williams almost got the lead in National Velvet! Shirley Williams is The Baroness Williams of Crosby, […]

Did Marlon Brando Once Make a “Miraculous Recovery” to a Proselytizing Visitor When He Was Pretending to be a Paraplegic in a Veteran’s Hospital?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: Marlon Brando made a “miraculous recovery” while preparing for his first motion picture role. Marlon Brando was […]

Was Krusty the Clown Originally Going to be Homer Simpson in Disguise?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about TV and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the TV urban legends featured so far. TV URBAN LEGEND: Was Krusty the Clown Originally Going to be Homer Simpson in Disguise? One of the more interesting […]

Did Billy Idol Write “White Wedding” as a Put-Down Towards His Sister?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the music urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: Billy Idol wrote “White Wedding” as a put down towards his sister. Billy Idol’s single “White Wedding” […]

Did Seaquest Correctly Predict That the Florida Marlins Would Win the 2003 World Series?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about TV and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the TV urban legends featured so far. TV URBAN LEGEND: Seaquest correctly predicted the Florida Marlins’ 2003 World Series victory. Reader Paul asked: I was hoping you […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #420

Welcome to the four hundred and twentieth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, was the film Armageddon based on a G.I. Joe comic? How did Neal Adams defend Batman’s honor in a drawing? And finally, it wouldn’t be a proper 420 column if […]

Who Bet his Entire Company That the Madness Song “It Must Be Love” Would be a Hit?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the music urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: The head of Madness’ record company bet his company that “It Must Be Love” would be a […]

Was the Last Episode of Ellery Queen Aired as an Episode of Murder…She Wrote Instead?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about TV and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the TV urban legends featured so far. TV URBAN LEGEND: The last episode of Ellery Queen aired as an episode of Murder…She Wrote! Ellery Queen was (heck, […]

Did Mike Myers Record Almost All of Shrek Before Deciding to Re-Record His Lines With a Scottish Accent?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: Four million dollars worth of animation had to be redone on Shrek when Mike Myers decided to […]

Did Larry David Have Scenes From Early Episodes of Seinfeld Re-Shot to Add Jerry Stiller to Them?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about TV and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the TV urban legends featured so far. TV URBAN LEGEND: Larry David had scenes from an earlier episode of Seinfeld re-shot so that Jerry Stiller could play […]